The Block's Kirsty Lee Akers talks about the heartbreaking reason she and Jesse ...

The Block's Kirsty Lee Akers talks about the heartbreaking reason she and Jesse ...
The Block's Kirsty Lee Akers talks about the heartbreaking reason she and Jesse ...

Kirsty Lee Akers has spoken about the devastating news she received during Tuesday's episode of The Block.

Cameras on the Channel 9 renovation show captured the moment the 34-year-old country singer learned her beloved grandmother had passed away.

'As soon as Mum's name flashed on the [phone] screen, I just knew [Nan had died],' Kirsty told 9Now on Friday.

Getting candid: Kirsty Lee Akers has spoken about the devastating news she received during Tuesday's episode of The Block. Pictured with husband Jesse Anderson

Getting candid: Kirsty Lee Akers has spoken about the devastating news she received during Tuesday's episode of The Block. Pictured with husband Jesse Anderson

Kirsty told the website the couple didn't 'even realise what's happening in the outside world' during their time on the high pressure reality TV show. 

'I would never actually speak to my family during the week because we'd be so busy,' said the musician. 

The heartbreaking discovery meant that she and husband Jesse Anderson had to walk away from the job site for 24 hours to be with family.

Raw: Cameras on the Channel 9 renovation show captured the moment the 34-year-old country singer learned her beloved grandmother had passed away

Raw: Cameras on the Channel 9 renovation show captured the moment the 34-year-old country singer learned her beloved grandmother had passed away

Missing you: 'As soon as Mum's name flashed on the [phone] screen, I just knew [Nan had died],' Kirsty told 9Now on Friday. Pictured with her grandmother

Missing you: 'As soon as Mum's name flashed on the [phone] screen, I just knew [Nan had died],' Kirsty told 9Now on Friday. Pictured with her grandmother

The show's producers arranged flights for the pair, which Kirsty said was timed 'beautifully'.

'I made it back home into my nan's driveway literally at the exact same time that the funeral home had arrived to pick her up,' she said. 

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